Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to Direct 'Pet Sematary' Remake for Paramount

October 31, 2013
Source: Variety

Pet Sematary

Though director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ended up falling away from the reboot of Highlander, the filmmaker has landed himself a different mulligan, this time in the horror genre. Variety has word that the 28 Weeks Later helmer is in talks to direct a remake of Pet Sematary for Paramount Pictures, based on Stephen King's horror novel. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, producer of G.I. Joe and Transformers franchises, will produce the remake of the 1989 film with a script from Matt Greenberg (Halloween: H20, 1408) and David Kajganich (The Invasion). It's not clear how the remake will update the original story.

For those who don't know, the original tale focused on a young family's home in Maine where there lies a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable as the creatures buried there begin to come back from the dead. This is the perfect news for Halloween (especially since we haven't heard about this remake for two years), and if you want to get even more acquainted with the film, the original is now available on Netflix Instant. The original film didn't feature any big stars, but this remake will likely attract some better known talent. Stay tuned.

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This is a mistake, no one can replace Gage.

Dog Fashion on Oct 31, 2013


Dat ankle scene.

DAVIDPD on Oct 31, 2013


it is simply amazing how brain dead and befuddled the viewing public must be that they continue to line up at the trough and eat whatever slop H'wood throws into it... and here we have yet another remake??? boggles the goddam mind....

nomad82 on Oct 31, 2013


scariest book I have ever read. seriously

conradthegreat on Oct 31, 2013


I completely agree, especially the last page, there is no other book that freaked me out the way that book did simply by reading the last page. There is no way to capture this in a movie and why I was against the first attempt at a movie (which sucked).. I expect the remake to suck even more, if that is even possible Just leave it alone

Tester on Nov 1, 2013


Why, why do they keep fucking with the movies I love? Remake shit I don't care about if you have to remake something. Pretty woman? Fine. Notting Hill? Go right ahead. What is it about horror movies that seem to necessitate a shitty, pointless remake which adds absolutely nothing to the table?

grimjob on Nov 1, 2013

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